Map Creator tips & tricks: For a better experience

Dear Mappers,

Your editing work has been absolutely fantastic, and we want to make sure that it’s integrated as quickly and efficiently as possible. Therefore, we’ve created the following short checklist for you to use when adding or fixing roads:

1. Smooth geometry

While adding/editing a geometry, try to smooth it as much as possible, to prevent a sharp angle validation. See example in image 1 vs image 2:


How? 🤔 Simply click on and drag red or grey circles in order to create more shape points and create a better reality representation. Check the image bellow:



2. Connecting geometry

Make sure your road is connected to the existing road network – click on “Highlight missing connections” button before you start adding a road, so you can easily detect “floating” or disconnected roads. See the image below:


After adding your road, make sure to select the correct option in the menu that pops up – image 3 (if the menu does NOT appear, this means your road isn’t connected – so make sure your road overlaps with an existing one). A node (square) will appear at the new connection you just created -image 4.



3. Roundabout tool

Drawing circles with a mouse is very, very tricky – image 6. To help you out, our awesome team of developers has created a roundabout tool – simply go to the center of the location where you want to add a roundabout – image 7, right-click and select “Add New Roundabout” image 8. This will create a perfect circle that you can simply stretch /shrink and drag into place. Time. Saved.



4. Places contact information

When adding contact information in one place, use all the help at your disposal. Do not forget that passing the mouse cursor over the icon “i” will get help on how to correctly fill in the attributes. Whenever you see a red triangle with an exclamation point next to the attribute, it is a sign that something is incorrectly populated.



And that’s it for now! As always, if you have any questions, please send us an email to and we’ll support you! 

Happy editing! 😃



HERE Community Team

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